Wednesday Stamper and Gingersnap Creations challenges gave me the perfect opportunities to use the backgrounds I created using my Gessoed AIs technique that I posted last week on the GC blog. The first piece is a tag I created using Tim Holtz's tag die. I cut one tag from chipboard and another from one of the papers in Tim's Shabby Chic paper stash and adhered them together. I layered the blue technique piece on top of that.
Winged Things 1 stamp set. Her wings were stamped on acetate using Stazon. I replaced her hat with the crown from the other little girl in the Winged Things set. It's colored with Pine Needles Distress ink and a water brush. I added a little dimension by covering it with Glossy Accents and then added a few rhinestones for sparkle. Her dress was colored using a water brush and Faded Jeans Distress ink.
Iron Gate die (love this die so much!), and embossed it using my Faux Tarnished Metal technique. It's attached to the tag with Mini Fasteners. I wanted a little matching crepe paper ruffle, but I didn't have any green crepe paper. No problem! I mixed up a batch of homemade glimmer mist in a Mini Mister using Pine Needles Distress reinker and Perfect Pearls, and misted it onto white crepe paper. It seemed a bit boring, so I embossed it using Ranger silver embossing powder and the flourish from TH's Reindeer Flight stamp set.
Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge: Jewel Colors Plus Gold. I'm still not sure if I like this - it's not typically 'me'. I asked my husband what he thought and he said it was 'different'. I was like, different good or different weird? He said it was just not my usual style. That seemed like a very safe answer! I guess he's gotten wise about these things....
Castle Keep stamps from Oxford Impressions. I found a really cool castle card template that I thought was perfect. The original is so sweet and I just noticed she made little flags. Dang! Wish I'd done that!
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